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03-13-2005, 05:44 PM
Does anyone know of a noun that means "something that applies pressure?"


03-13-2005, 05:51 PM
Could you provide the rest of the sentence?

aka eraser
03-13-2005, 07:55 PM
One of the many definitions of the word "press" (as a noun) is: Any of various machines or devices that apply pressure.

But as Richard said, context would be helpful.

three seven
03-13-2005, 08:50 PM
A press? A compress? Constrictor? Compactor? Car crusher? A grip or a vice? A vice-like grip? Give us something to work with here!

03-13-2005, 08:54 PM
A Wife.

03-13-2005, 09:38 PM
He felt like the yolks under Lee's spatula, he was gonna be smashed and it wasn't going to be pretty.

Or are you looking for devices like irons and rollers?

03-13-2005, 10:42 PM
http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/smashf.gif(a picture is worth a thousand words)

03-14-2005, 09:52 PM

03-21-2005, 01:18 AM
'She couldn't hoist the Lee spatula from its socket, it was far too heavy for her fragile tentacles. Then, scrambling frantically cross-wise across the floor, rushing towards the steel rack, she grabbed several of the smaller hard-compactor Knightspirs from it. Then she hurried back to the whistling thermometer and applied as quickly as she could, on both sides of the flying nossel the needed pressure to cock the lemmet to its upward position. When she ... she saw that the ticking of the clock has stopped. Wearily she slumped down onto the oily floor!'

A noun's a thing that does the work of a verb ... isn't it? Pressing it's case constantly up verby's nose etc. No? Best way to tell stories is to use only verbs ... letting readers find their own nounies! It cuts thinktime for the writer and the story gets done quicker.

I hate thinking!

03-21-2005, 02:01 AM
It's grammatically correct to say presser or pressor, although they sound a little awkward.

03-21-2005, 04:12 AM

03-23-2005, 08:43 PM
Crud, now I cant remember which story I needed the word for or why.:Smack:

Man, these last three days have been something else. If I come across it I'll be sure to post the context. This request really is vague.

Thanks for checking though.